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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Fredrik Mennander, 22 April 1772 n.s.
Dated 22. April 1772.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus, who has been staying at his country-estate [Hammarby] during Easter, writes to Carl Fredrik MennanderMennander, Carl Fredrik
(1712-1786). Swedish. Archbishop and
scientist. As bishop of Åbo he
promoted science. A new chair in
chemistry, a laboratory, a botanical
garden were founded at his initiative. A
close friend of Linnaeus. Husband of
Ulrica Mennander and Johanna Magdalena
Mennander. Father of Carl Fredric
Fredenheim. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to thank him for his letter of April 20th [this letter has not come down to us]. He writes that he has been thinking of Mennander and hopes that Mennander will visit him at his country house to see his small museum [where Linnaeus kept his collections]. Linnaeus writes that he was ill during the Christmas holidays and he advises Mennander to take care of himself and to take two spoons of syrup armoraciae frigide parato every morning.

Linnaeus writes that he hopes that Mennander will be appointed Vice-Chancellor [at the University of Uppsala] during Linnaeus’s lifetime.

Linnaeus thinks that Pehr KalmKalm, Pehr (1716-1779).
Swedish. Botanist and traveller,
professor of natural history at
Åbo. Disciple of Linnaeus.
Travelled in North America 1748-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has no reason to complain over lack of encouragement as he got an early promotion and later a parish.

Linnaeus has got no information back about the seeds he sent to Kalm, and he did send good quality seeds. Linnaeus will, however, send new seeds in the autumn, but he wants to know whether he has an orangery with caldarium, tepidarium and frigidarium.

Linnaeus writes that he is getting more news from Stockholm than he wishes. En qvo discardia cives perduxit miseros! [See how discord in society leads to misery!)]


a. (LS, IX, 312-313). [1] [2] [3]


1. Brev från och till C. F. Mennander (1939), vol. 3, p. 335-336 .